Board of Directors
Mr. MacLennan has been working in the junior resources sector (oil/gas/minerals), in various capacities, for over thirty years. He has gained industry knowledge through founding, investment in and serving on the Boards of a number of public and private exploration companies. Mr. MacLennan is also the Chairman and director of Helijet International Inc., a helicopter airline operating a fleet of Sikorsky S76 helicopters throughout the Pacific Northwest since 1986. Mr. MacLennan is actively involved in a number of private companies which are involved in leasing, manufacturing and natural gas production.
Ian Klassen, B.A. (Hons.)
President & CEO
Mr. Klassen has 25 years of experience in public company management, public relations, government affairs and entrepreneurialism. He has extensive experience in public company administration, finance, government/legislative policy, media relationship strategies and project management.
Mr. Klassen is the President of a North American mineral exploration company and sits on the Board of Directors of several private and public companies. Previous to his management activities within private and public companies, Mr. Klassen held a variety of positions within federal Canadian politics including; Senior Political Advisor to the Minister of State (Transportation); and Chief of Staff, Office of the Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons.
Mr. Klassen graduated with an undergraduate Honours Degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1989. In 1992, Mr. Klassen received the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada in recognition of his significant contribution to his community and country.
Douglas A. Perkins, B.Sc., FGAC
A 1979 University of British Columbia geology graduate, Mr. Perkins has served on public company boards for over 25 years involving the promotion and representation of their geological properties. He has been involved in several start-ups of both public and private companies not only geological but manufacturing, wholesale and developmental industries.
From an exploration standpoint, Mr. Perkins worked on the Gataga Trend for Cyprus Anvil, where several multi-million ton deposits were discovered. He also worked for UTAH, UMEX, Cominco and oversaw Freeport/Stryker’s exploration project in northern B.C.& near the Windy Craggy deposit.
Mr. Perkins had tropical experience in 1988 - 89 in the jungle of the Darien Gap in Panama. For the last three years he has been running regional projects in Peru for private companies, one of which is upriver of the headwaters of the Amazon.
Carl D. Hale, B.Sc., R.P.G, Q.P. received his Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of Washington in 1972. He has worked the majority of his career on mineral exploration projects in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest for various mining companies and consulting groups. He supervised massive sulfide exploration projects in the Brooks Range, Alaska, mineral reconnaissance programs in the Alaska Range and Southeast Alaska, and is presently the project manager on a gold exploration venture in the United States.
Carl spent several years as a mine geologist at the Cannon Mine, a large gold mine in Wenatchee, Washington, as a geologist at the Sunshine silver mine in Idaho, managed a copper exploration project at Bornite, Alaska for three years for Kennecott and served as a geologist on a gold exploration project in Myanmar.
Mr. Coltura is a businessman with significant entrepreneurial experience and is President and principal shareholder of Matalia Investments Ltd. Matalia Investments Ltd., a company that provides management consulting, corporate finance and investor relation services to public and private companies. Mr. Coltura has over 10 years experience with various public companies, holding positions of officer and director of several public companies.
Mr. Coltura has a great deal of business development experience and has worked with a variety of companies to strengthen their position within their industry.